This post is from Christmas 2016, it seems to be a big hit this year also! Head over to my instagram and you can see my new home and how we are decorating for Christmas this year! @KristynCole
I’m so excited to share with you how to flock your Christmas tree. I’ve been wanting to do this to my tree for years but I was always a little scared and thought I would be in over my head with this project. Boy was I wrong and I’m so glad I finally decided to do it. It’s so simple, fun, and gorgeous when it’s done. You can see my tree decorated and the rest of my home for the holidays right here.
SEE MY WINTER WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS DECOR ON MY WINTER WONDERLAND TOUR HERE.
I ended up adding even more snow to my tree a few days after I published this post, so now it’s even more snow filled!
What You Need:
A Tree – I ordered this one on Amazon for less than $80! It is 7 1/2 ft tall and so fluffy! Especially after flocking! You can’t beat the price, especially for a flocked tree! Usually they are over $200!
Snow – There are so many options out there but this one had the BEST reviews and looks SO real. I ordered a 5lb bag and covered 2 trees, 3 garland, 5 big wreaths, 8 little wreaths, and I still have 1/3 the bag. So if you’re only doing one tree then you use the small bag.
A Sifter or Colander – I used a mini metal one and it worked perfectly
A Spray Bottle
Trash Bags or Tarp
FIRST THINGS FIRST: Lay down trash bags or a tarp under your tree. To catch any snow that sprinkles down!
- Set up your tree, fluff it how you want, and if it’s not pre-lit then add your lights. If you order the same tree I got, I used 900 warm white lights from Walmart for less than $8 a box of 300. It is the perfect amount of lights for this tree.
- Fill up a spray bottle with water. I cleaned out an old windex bottle, you can literally use anything that sprays evenly.
- Pour a cup of the snow into your sifter or colander. Carefully.
- Mist your tree with your water evenly, don’t get too crazy, you don’t want it soaking wet. Just a light mist.
- Starting from the top of your tree you’ll sift the snow onto the tree and spray it with your water as it is falling down. The water will stick to the snow and help it secure to the tree. It also helps the snow to expand and fluff up. You’ll continue this step throughout your whole tree adding as much snow as you desire. I did my whole tree with 3 coats because I really love the fluffy white snow look. But you can do as little or as much as you want.
- After each layer of snow, mist your tree again to secure the snow and once you’ve got the amount of snow you want, do one final mist with your water. Let the tree dry and then decorate however you desire. Remember to do the lights BEFORE the snow! If you decorate with pine cones, you might want to add those before the snow also.